Action research exploring Chinese physical education teachers’ value of physical education: From belief to culture
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AbstractThis action research explored how Chinese physical education teachers orient their values of physical education in the secondary and primary schools in which they teach. The purpose of the research was to allow participants to master the current progress in the development of physical education in Hong Kong, to provide a platform for participants to share and learn from one anothera platform for participants to shareess in the development of good practices through an evidence-based approach. The research team was composed of frontline physical educators from various settings, i.e. primary school, secondary school, teacher education institution and community adult education in physical education. Cheng, who taught at a primary school, and Shek, from a secondary school, participated as teacher-researchers in the study. There were two cycles of intervention with each cycle consisting of planning, acting, developing and reflecting. Through the process, the two teacherresearchers were able to realize how their teaching styles could have been established according to their beliefs and intentions. The group reflection process, involving frontline physical educators from different settings, allowed the participants to clarify their selfunderstanding on teaching perspectives and to reinforce their values towards physical education. In discussion, a spiral model from belief to culture was proposed to conceptualize how physical education teachers can orient their values of physical education in the schools where they teach.
All Author(s) ListSum R.K.W., Ma M.S., Ha A.S., Tang T.M., Shek C.K., Cheng C.L., Kong F.
Journal nameAsia Pacific Journal of Sport and Social Science
Volume Number5
Issue Number1
Pages70 - 84
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsAction research, Physical education, Teacher continuous professional development, Value of physical education

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